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People ask us why they should use our Office 365 applications instead of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions or client-server programs. Here are four reasons why using our SharePoint & Office 365 applications is the way to boost productivity and lower costs in a modern business environment:

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We had the pleasure of hosting a “Post-Ignite” webinar last Monday with Microsoft MVP Vlad Catrinescu. In the webinar, titled “The Impact of Ignite on the Future of Your Office 365″, Vlad outlined seven major areas where announcements made at the Sept. 25 – 29 Microsoft Ignite Conference will affect… Read more »

We gave an overview of the advantages of using Applications Portals in a previous blog article. We explained how our applications use these portals to encourage users to engage with SharePoint. The portals give users a friendly, intuitive interface to interact with the… Read more »

One way our applications boost the power of SharePoint and Office 365 is through the use of Application Portals. These Application Portals give users ways to engage effectively with our applications, thereby driving user adoption and accelerating usage of SharePoint and Office 365.

Application Portals differ from Intranets,… Read more »

As we documented in our whitepaper, Future Tech Trends in Office 365, the fastest growing trend in Office 365 / SharePoint — and, arguably, the entire IT ecosystem — is Artificial Intelligence (AI). In the Office 365 realm specifically, we’re talking about Office Graph.

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The Problem with Delve

August 28, 2017
Microsoft Delve

In our last blog article, we talked about Predictive Analytics and its use by Microsoft in Office Graph and Office Delve. We raised issues with this kind of predictive approach and discussed the limitations. In this article, we will focus on Delve particularly and explore why it is… Read more »

The latest buzzwords in IT revolve around the use of historical and current data to predict the future: Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and Data Science are all topics getting a lot of traction these days. The general idea is that massive volumes of data undergo cleansing (formatting, parsing, outliers removed)… Read more »

In our article Choosing Resilience Over Reliability, we discussed the difference between “imagined systems” and “found systems.” The former are built for reliability, with backups and failover systems in-place; the assumption is that things will work as they are supposed to.

The latter are designed for resilience… Read more »

As a concept, Office 365 Groups initially existed as a way to group together people with a shared commonality (e.g., working together on the same project). This grouping mechanism was largely relegated to basic applications, such as security, permissions, and distribution. Microsoft had a plan for Groups, however, and now… Read more »

The SharePoint momentum continued last month when Microsoft held the SharePoint Virtual Summit, with announcements of new features for SharePoint and Office 365 – changes to OneDrive, Groups, Flow, PowerApps, and the SharePoint Framework. Also announced was “SharePoint Communication Sites”, aka “Comm Sites”, an alternative… Read more »

At Crow Canyon we know that using our SharePoint software applications can contribute substantially to lowering costs and increasing efficiency, while providing better service to employees and customers. We know this because we have seen it happen for so many of our customers.

Our initial conversations with… Read more »

I had the opportunity at the recent Denver SharePoint Fest to attend Chris McNulty’s presentation on “SharePoint Business Apps”. McNulty, a Microsoft Senior Product Manager, covered a lot of ground, but I want to focus on one area he emphasized – Transforming Business Processes with SharePoint & OfficeRead more »

With SharePoint and Office 365 continuing to grow rapidly, Microsoft is focused on adding new features and functionality to these platforms, aiming to keep improving what it calls “the most complete and secure productivity and collaboration suite.”

Last week, Jeff Teper, Corporate VP of Office, SharePoint and OneDrive at Microsoft,… Read more »

“The future of SharePoint is now,” declared Jeff Teper, Microsoft Corporate VP of Office, OneDrive, and SharePoint, during his Keynote address at the May 6th Twin Cities SharePoint Saturday.

Noting that May 6 is just over one year after Microsoft’s Future of SharePoint announcements on… Read more »

Survey of 600 companies shows only 1/4 completely on Office 365

Crow Canyon-sponsored report now available for free download

A recently completed research report, “Understanding the State of the Hybrid SharePoint Ecosystem”, provides some interesting insights into the adoption of Office 365 versus SharePoint on-premises.

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The brain is a powerful organ that can tackle an amazing amount of data, but keeping track of hundreds or thousands of simultaneous processes is not one of its strong suits.

This is best left to computers, which brings us to a business sector that is characterized by a… Read more »

For any company, no matter how large or small, buying new equipment doesn’t end after the purchase. In fact, the list of obligations will have just begun.

First, though, what kind of equipment are we talking about? Depending on your industry, the list can be quite varied:

Heavy-duty Equipment: Vehicles,… Read more »

As you can tell just by looking around, electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets have proliferated nearly to the point of ubiquity. Mass production has hammered down price points, making devices accessible to all levels of society and moving them from luxury items to must-have electronics.

From an… Read more »

Managing a facility and its equipment, whether it’s a business office, manufacturing plant, a warehouse, factory, or a whole campus, is a demanding task that requires a constant, focused effort. A dedicated work order management system is critical to success.

The alternative — addressing maintenance needs on an ad-hoc… Read more »

What if one simple oversight during the onboarding process resulted in your company being heavily fined? Or possibly shutting down all of your operations? This is a real risk for companies in highly-regulated industries, such as utilities, healthcare, and finance.

Maintaining strict compliance when hiring new employees is absolutely critical… Read more »

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